The Emergent Fund was established immediately after the 2016 election to help move quick resources with no strings attached to communities that were and continue to be under attack by federal policies and priorities – immigrants, women, Muslim and Arab-American communities, Black people, LGBTQ communities, and all people of color. These communities need increased capacity so that they can respond, act nimbly, and develop new strategies in this new period. The Fund focuses on grassroots organizing and power building in communities of color who are facing injustice based on racial, ethnic, religious and other forms of discrimination. We provide resources to defend against the ongoing crisis, and to develop innovative strategies to transform our country.
The Emergent Fund is a partnership between Solidaire Network, Women Donors Network, Threshold Foundation, and the Democracy Alliance to provide a way for individuals at all levels to contribute their money strategically in this critical moment. The Fund is governed by an Advisory Council made up of leaders who represent communities who the Fund is designed to serve.
In 2017, our Advisory Council approved $1.1 million in grants, and will continue to make grants to the field on a rolling basis throughout 2018.
We hope you will join us.